Welch Allyn, a global manufacturer of frontline medical products and solutions, has appointed Joseph Hennigan, a seasoned professional with extensive knowledge of the health care industry, to the position of executive VP and chief financial officer (CFO).

The company has tasked Hennigan with leading the Welch Allyn global finance team to align finance and business strategies with the strategic objectives of the privately held business. Hennigan will report directly to Steve Meyer, president and CEO at Welch Allyn, and will work closely with the company’s executive staff and board of directors.

Joe brings his previous experience as a CFO and distinctive knowledge of the health care industry to the company, as well as extensive tax, merger and acquisition, financial planning and analysis, and accounting expertise in the manufacturing and high technology areas, Meyer said.

Hennigan spent much of his early career as a partner at KPMG, a global provider of audit, tax, and business consulting services.